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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-01-13, 07:00 AM   #1
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Biggest Loser: October Edition

Hope I'm not stepping on any toes here, but I read through August and September, and I want to start October (my first full biking month) off with a bang!

Starting Weight: 267 (Taken 9-28)
Goal Weight: 260 (-7 lbs)
Goal Distance, Bike: 50mi
Goal Distance, Foot: 30mi

-This month I am throwing another monkey wrench in the works as I am adding 2 days of strength training a week.
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Old 10-01-13, 08:40 AM   #2
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9/30 - 258.6
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Old 10-01-13, 08:44 AM   #3
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I made the mileage last month but missed the weight by one pound.
This month I am going for 250 miles which is +50 from last month
I hope to weigh 180 which will be a 9 lb loss if I make it.
I better get started so I am off for a morning ride!
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Old 10-01-13, 11:54 AM   #4
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if I believe the scale I have dropped from 201.2 to 195.6 in the past couple weeks, just watching what I'm eating, some binge eating at night, and rigorous 20 minute bike trainer ride in the morning is the cornerstone of my workout, along with light jogging during evening. So I am physically out of the clyde zone, but of course remain one in my mind because I have a history of my weight cycling from 195 up to 215 and back; the nadir usually occuring this time of year, so I am right on schedule. It feels great, I just have to watch super careful, what happens to start the upward trend again, historically, it is Christmas, when I usually gain 8 lbs in one week eating holiday food and staying up late eating in front of DVD marathons.

However, my stated goal for the month of October 2013 is to shave off another 5 lbs by end of the month. I'd really like to lighten up for the local cx race series. 190 lbs (=86.2 kg on the basement doctors scale) would be a personal "recent" 10 year historic low, nearing college days where I was 185 on a 6-even frame. Wish me luck.

ps: in summary .. .

start weight: 196.2
goal weight: 190.0

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Old 10-01-13, 01:49 PM   #6
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The last two months have gone well, so let's do it again... always aiming to go down a middle digit (this month 2, due to the slight miss last month, the 2 didn't change to a 1)..

Starting Weight: 220.0
Goal Weight: 209.9
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Old 10-01-13, 06:20 PM   #7
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Old 10-01-13, 06:40 PM   #9
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450 miles and 5 lbs, That's a 50 mile increase from Sept but I'm in South Texas so weather shouldn't be much of a factor

Starting at 214

Also did 22.6 miles this evening

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Old 10-01-13, 06:55 PM   #10
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starting weight --203 lbs
goal weight ------195 lbs
goal distance ----400 miles

did get 322 miles last month so 400 is very realistic plus just started riding since June
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Starting weight--212 lbs
Goal weight-----205

I am trying to get under 200. Haven't been there since my teens probably. Down from a high around 275.
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Biggest Loser: October Edition

Day late but I weighed today...
Starting 265
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Did a little backtracking over the last few weeks and am up about 3 pounds... Stupid business trip to California and visitors at work and overtime to keep them happy. Lots of free meals at nice places. Wouldn't have been a problem if I could have gotten any miles in.

Goal for the month is to get back to 188 from 191, need to undo the damage from September. I foresee time pedaling on a trainer this month.

Mileage goal: 250 with a little of those as possible on the trainer.
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Okay, I'm in!
starting Weight| 200
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Old 10-02-13, 07:39 PM   #16
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35 miles today plus 22.6 yesterday.

57.6 miles so far this month. I'll weigh in tomorrow morning and report back.
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got a ride yesterday of 27 miles rode today 36 miles total of 63 miles --337 miles to go with a ride of 65 miles on Saturday
will ck weight in morning---
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My goal is to drop 12 lbs for the month and my 1 Oct start weight was 280.
2 Oct 278
3 Oct 276
8 Oct 270

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10/1 I went 2.6mi on foot in 46:58

10/3 I went 2.6mi on foot in.... 41:29!!
--I found an extra walking gear this morning, and increased my "run" distance again to the tune of a 5:30 cut!

I have saddle time planned for Friday and Sunday. Sunday is also the end of our family 6-week challenge, so I'll be taking measurements too *fingers crossed*
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212.4 this morning
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5:30, is that for a mile. I don't think I could do that in 10 minutes!

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10/1 I went 2.6mi on foot in 46:58

10/3 I went 2.6mi on foot in.... 41:29!!
--I found an extra walking gear this morning, and increased my "run" distance again to the tune of a 5:30 cut!

I have saddle time planned for Friday and Sunday. Sunday is also the end of our family 6-week challenge, so I'll be taking measurements too *fingers crossed*
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5:30, is that for a mile. I don't think I could do that in 10 minutes!
oh HECK no! LOL! My best mile (in boot camp at 18) was right at 8:00! I'm just stoked I cut 5:30 from my overall 2.6 mile time.
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10/1 I went 2.6mi on foot in 46:58

10/3 I went 2.6mi on foot in.... 41:29!!
--I found an extra walking gear this morning, and increased my "run" distance again to the tune of a 5:30 cut!

I have saddle time planned for Friday and Sunday. Sunday is also the end of our family 6-week challenge, so I'll be taking measurements too *fingers crossed*
nice improvement ! keep going !

I didn't ride on the 1st, but went riding yesterday and this morning, for a total of 29.62 km.
Good thing I went early in the morning, the wind has been getting stronger and stronger with 40-45 knts today and will hit 50knts friday and saturday.
I have a ride planned on sunday morning though.
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I'm in.
Start weight- 260
Goal Weight- 252
Distance Goal- 200 miles
Miles as of 10-4 - 20
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60. Miles today. 117.6 so far
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